CPSC And Bicycle Companies Recall Seat Posts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

December 1, 1994

(301) 504-7908

Release # 95-031

 

CPSC And Bicycle Companies Recall Seat Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of its ongoing investigation of injuries associated with mountain bikes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the following three companies are announcing the recall or retrofit of about 186,700 mountain bike seat posts. The seat posts have clamp bolts under the seat which may break or fracture, depending on the make and model, resulting in loss of bicycle control and serious injury to the rider.

Since the summer of 1994, the companies and CPSC have received at least 25 reported incidents of seat post breakage, resulting in 17 claimed injuries.

The following companies are participating in this recall:

COMPANY MAKE/MODEL DISTRIBUTION
DATES
PROBLEM

Specialized
Bicycle
Components
Morgan Hill, CA
(800) 214-1468

Polygon PM-215
Delta DP127;
& DP510

8/93-11/94
130,000 units

Cracking or fracturing of the seat post clamp bolt.

Cannondale Corp.
Georgetown, Conn.
800-BIKEUSA

Polygon PM-215

1994;1994 1/2;
1995 models
42,753 units

Cracking or fracturing of the seat of the seat bolt.

Fisher Bicycle
A Divison of
the Trek
Bicycle Corp.
Waterloo, Wis.
800-879-8735

Polygon PM-215
on Advance &
Rangitoto - Gary
Fisher models

8/93-12/93
14,000 units

Cracking or fracturing of the seat of the seat bolt.



CPSC and the companies urge consumers to stop using bicycles that have these model seat posts and immediately contact the manufacturer or a local authorized dealer. Owners of recalled seat posts will receive instructions to take their bikes to the place of purchase for a FREE repair and replacment seat post clamp bolt assembly.